Photo courtesy of Austin Film Society

Matewan tells the intricate story of labor organization and backlash in 1920 in the coal-mining community of Matewan, West Virginia. Far from a schematic tale of ideologies clashing, this is a truly human story, vividly rendered by Sayles, his cinematographer Haskell Wexler, and the many fine actors in the cast including Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell and David Strathairn.

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WHERE

AFS Cinema
6406 N. I-35 Frontage Rd.
Suite 3100
Austin, TX 78752

TICKET INFO

Tickets: $5-$10
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